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Jeffry M. Henderson, a former general counsel for a publicly traded futures commission merchant, has deep futures and derivatives industry experience. He focuses his practice on a variety of complex compliance, regulatory, investigation, litigation, and managed fund matters. This representation regularly involves futures, derivatives, swaps, forex, securities, cryptocurrency, and binary options. He represents and advises a broad range of clients, including futures commission merchants, broker-dealers, investment advisers, commodity trading advisers, introducing brokers, forex trading firms, commodity pool operators, and hedge fund managers. He also provides counsel to a variety of industry participants, including proprietary trading firms and exempt investment managers regarding disclosure matters and compliance obligations and regulatory and enforcement matters. He is also regularly involved in defending member and member firms before CFTC, NFA, SEC and FINRA. He currently serves as a public director for an applicant Designated Contract Market and an applicant Designated Clearing Organization.


  • Futures and derivatives
  • Hedge funds and commodity pools
  • Broker-dealers and investment advisers
  • Commodities and securities litigation and arbitration
  • Disclosure, regulatory, investigations and enforcement matters
  • Securities class action litigation
  • Financial services regulatory
  • Commercial litigation and arbitration
  • Financial services litigation


Recognition & Leadership

  • Team Member, U.S. News - Best Lawyers®, Best Law Firms Edition, "Law Firm of the Year," Banking & Finance - Litigation, 2017
  • Public Director, Applicant Designated Contract Market
  • Public Director, Applicant Designated Clearing Organization


  • LL.M., Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology
  • J.D., University of Illinois Chicago School of Law
  • B.A., St. Norbert College
  • Illinois
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois